Material is surfaced to 7/8” x3.5” wide, all 4 edges rolled with ¼” Radius. We can surface thinner than 7/8” but not thicker. We can also eliminate the rolled edges or add a groove for deck clips, Ipe Clips or other hidden fastening systems.
You can order a mix of lengths to maximize yield. For example, if your best yield utilizes 12’ lengths, you can order 5’ and 7’ lengths to make up the 12’ .
The species we sell is FSC certified Burmese Teak, grown on plantations in Costa Rica and Colombia. Trees mature at 18-22 years. It is less dense than old growth Burmese teak, but testing has concluded equal performance.
We stock a few containers worth in Richmond Virginia. There is 23,940 lft in a 20’ container (roughly 7000 ft2). Shipping and brokerage would be $2500-$3000 from Mexico, Columbia or Costa Rica on a container order. Lead time is 4-6 weeks from Colombia.
Our teak is flitch sawn, not quarter sawn. If left unfinished it will weather to silver grey in roughly 6 months. If the golden brown teak color is preferred, then use standard yacht bright work finishing techniques and products.
Image below: two years of weathered patina typical of teak.
This article gives you a rundown on the sizes and attributes of our 1x4 teak decking program.